COUNCIL bosses have refused to publish the report they commissioned on repairs to the zig zag path at Highcliffe Castle. Officers sought advice from consultants AECOM on costings after they closed the popular path on safety grounds. That advice was used as the basis for councillors deciding last month that it was too expensive to replace the zig zag - much to the anger of local residents.
COUNCILLORS unhappy at plans not to repair the zig zig path at Highcliffe Castle are trying to get the matter debated again. Seven of them have signed a motion calling for the controversial issue to go back to the next full council. On Tuesday, angry residents who handed in a 3,000 signature petition, heckled members and accused them of being 'undemocratic' over the decision.
THIS coming Friday in London I am chairing my first meeting of something that's known in the trade as the JQB, the Journalism Qualifications Board. It's part of the National Council for the Training of Journalists, a charitable foundation that delivers industry standard qualification for print and broadcast. I have been involved with the organisation for more than 20 years on and off, both in my role as a journalist and as a lecturer in public affairs at Bournemouth University.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".